Samit, Gurney steer Nottinghamshire to Natwest T20 Blast title win

Nottinghamshire Outlaws' Daniel Christian celebrates with the trophy after winning the NatWest T20 Blast
Nottinghamshire Outlaws' Daniel Christian celebrates with the trophy after winning the NatWest T20 Blast
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Nottinghamshire 190-4 (Taylor 65) beat
Warwickshire 168-8 (Hain 72) by 22 runs
Natwest T20 Blast final, Edgbaston

Harry Gurney bowled a splendid spell of 17 for four while Brendan Taylor and Samit Patel slammed half-centuries as Nottinghamshire registered their maiden Natwest T20 Blast title after beating Warwickshire by 22 runs in the final at Edgbaston.

Earlier, it was Warwickshire, who opted to bowl first - a decision that proved right as Alex Hales (7) and Tom Moores (0) were dismissed early by Chris Woakes (3-29).

Riki Wessels (19) played a quick 12-ball knock but he too fell in the fifth over as Nottinghamshire were reduced to 30 for three.

It was the 132 run stand for the fourth wicket between Brendan Taylor (65) and Samit Patel (64 not out) that proved vital that laid a solid platform for Daniel Christian (24 not out), who played a blinder of a knock that last eight deliveries to take the total to 190 for four in the 20 overs.

In the chase, Ed Pollock (14) and Dominic Sibley (2) fell early and so did Adam Hose (7) and Grant Elliott (9). Sam Hain (72) along with Colin de Grandhomme (27) and Aaron Thomason (26) tried to keep them in the hunt but with 59 needed off the final four overs, the pressure was too much on them.

Gurney (4-17) and Jake Ball (2-26) were the pick of the bowlers as Nottinghamshire restricted Warwickshire to 168 for eight to complete their maiden title win. Samit was named the man of the match for his fluent knock earlier in the game.

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